Since the mid-1980s, the guiding principle of neo-liberalism seems to have been, "Ask not what your economy can do for you, ask what you can do for your economy."
David J. Climenhaga
Very large numbers of Albertans are furious about skyrocketing electricity prices, and they blame the Conservatives.
Ironically, the more vigorously we have pursued the holy grail of self-adjusting markets in Canadian economic and social policy, the worse our productivity and innovation has been.
Stuart Trew of the Council of Canadians tells Redeye that Canadians have a lot to lose if the government signs a free trade agreement with Europe.
Stephen Harper is on a deregulation tear as big and small business team up to undermine health, safety and environmental protections.
A slow, steady, and quiet erosion of regulations by our governments put Canadians' health, safety and well-being increasingly at risk.
Congress returns from its April recess this week with financial reform at the top of its to-do list.
Seventeen years of deregulation and privatization have resulted in the highest out-of-pocket costs in Canada for health care, child care, utilities, and education in Alberta.
As chief negotiator for the CAW in the recent round of talks with Air Canada, I have seen first-hand the shortcomings of privatizing and deregulating key sectors of our economy.
The Media Consortium
This week's Audit looks at economic accountability from Goldman Sachs to contractors involved in the economic stimulus package.